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  • Hospitals
    http://wellaheadla.com/WellSpots/WellSpot-Benchmarks/Hospitals
    Wellspots Because hospitals touch the lives of so many from such a broad cross-section of local communities, your hospital is in a unique position to be able to have a significant impact on the health behaviors of both staff and patients. Our hospital benchmarks are centered on a campus wide tobacco-free policy as well as worksite wellness programming for staff and health education for patients. To learn more about the benchmarks for hospital WellSpots and to get your hospital moving Well-Ahead, take the Hospital Assessment . (hyperlinked to the assessment) You can also click here [link to hospital implementation guide] to download a printable PDF guide to becoming a WellSpot. Hospital WellSpot Benchmarks All hospital WellSpots must be designated tobacco-free locations. In addition to being tobacco-free, hospitals may meet additional wellness benchmarks....
  • Colleges and Universities
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    & University Benchmarks Colleges and universities have a great opportunity to make the healthy choice the easy choice for students and staff by doing things like adopting a 100% tobacco-free campus policy, offering worksite wellness programming for staff, and offering free or low cost health and wellness resources to students. To learn more about the benchmarks for college and university WellSpots and to get your college or university moving Well-Ahead, take the College and University Assessment. (hyperlinked to the assessment) You can also click here [link to college/university implementation guide] to download a printable PDF guide to becoming a WellSpot. College/University WellSpot Benchmarks All college and university WellSpots must be designated tobacco-free locations. In addition to being tobacco-free, colleges and universities may meet additional wellness benchmarks. Colleges and...
  • Restaurants
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    WellSpots Because so many of us enjoy spending time with family and friends at restaurants, restaurants have a great opportunity to impact the health of their communities. By doing things like adopting a comprehensive smoke-free policy, offering and promoting healthy menu options, and offering healthier preparations at no upcharge, you are helping to make the healthy choice the easy choice for Louisiana residents. To learn more about the benchmarks for restaurant WellSpots and to get your restaurant moving Well-Ahead, take the Restaurant Assessment. (hyperlinked to the assessment) You can also click here [link to restaurant implementation guide] to download a printable PDF guide to becoming a WellSpot. Restaurant WellSpot Benchmarks All restaurant WellSpots must be designated smoke-free locations. In addition to being smoke-free, restaurants may meet additional wellness benchmarks....
  • WellSpot Benchmarks
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    Designation Benchmarks Organizations that meet certain benchmarks can be designated as a Level 1, 2 or 3 WellSpots. To find out more about becoming a WellSpot, click on the appropriate WellSpot category below! You can also t ake a WellSpot assessment and find out how close you already are to becoming a WellSpot or download a printable PDF guide to becoming a WellSpot. Select the appropriate organization type: SCHOOLS CHILDCARE CENTERS WORKSITES HOSPITALS RESTAURANTS COLLEGES & UNIVERSITIES FAITH BASED ORGANIZATIONS WellSpot...
  • How To Quit
    http://wellaheadla.com/Living-Well-Ahead/Geaux-Tobacco-Free/How-To-Quit
    Road to Wellness: Driving Tobacco and Cancer off the Map CADCA and the Geographic Health Equity Alliance have developed a new educational supplement aimed at teaching young people and parents about the harms and effects of tobacco use. The supplement, which is intended to be used in the classroom, explains the science around the effects of tobacco use and its link to cancer and other chronic diseases and conditions. This in-depth resource was created through the Washington Times Newspaper in Education program and was published in The Washington Times newspaper on Nov. 20th to observe the Great American Smokeout. We encourage coalitions to partner with their local newspapers so that they can publish the supplement in their publication. Learn more by visiting their website at...
  • Early Childhood Health
    http://wellaheadla.com/Programs/Early-Childhood-Health
    Childhood Health Programs Nutrition and Physical Activity Self-Assessment for Child Care (NAP SACC) NAP SACC is a provider-based program implemented in childcare centers. The program promotes healthy weight development in preschool children by improving: the quality of food served the amount and quality of physical activity staff-child interactions facility nutrition and physical activity policies and practices related environmental characteristics If you are interested in participating in the NAP SACC program, email Leslie Lewis at leslie.lewis@la.gov . NAP SACC Resources NAP SACC in Louisiana (under the "Nutrition" dropdown) NAP SACC One Pager – attached in email Early Childhood Health Programs Child Care Center Benchmarks Child Care Center Resources School Health Additional Early Childhood Health Resources Screen Time and Physical Activity...
  • Our Mission
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    Louisiana Communities to a Healthier Future The Louisiana Department of Health and Hospital’s Office of Public Health, Health Promotion Team is mobilizing communities across the state, developing community resource linkages, and increasing the access to healthier environments through the Well-Ahead Louisiana brand. The Health Promotion Team promotes chronic disease prevention efforts in Louisiana by providing a coordinated investment of prevention funds, establishing basic community based health interventions, and strategic targeting of systems level health interventions to the residents of Louisiana in a more streamlined and efficient way. Health promotion fosters a statewide community based network that promotes health in all places and spaces, connecting organizations across the state to the resources that will make healthy living easily accessible to each and every person. Our...
  • Schools
    http://wellaheadla.com/WellSpots/WellSpot-Benchmarks/Schools
    WellSpots Schools can make a major impact in the health of their students and staff. Our school benchmarks are centered on a campus wide tobacco free policy, and also include focus areas such as: worksite wellness, breastfeeding friendly workplace and education and policies regarding nutrition and physical activity. To learn more about the benchmarks for School WellSpots and to get your School moving Well-Ahead, take the School Assessment . You can also click here to download a printable PDF guide to becoming a WellSpot. School WellSpot Benchmarks All WellSpots must be designated tobacco-free locations. In addition to being tobacco-free, schools may meet additional wellness benchmarks....
  • WellSpot Benchmarks
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    WellSpots WellSpot Resources School Benchmarks Child Care Center Benchmarks Worksite Benchmarks Hospital Benchmarks Restaurant Benchmarks College/University Benchmarks WellSpot Benchmarks WellSpot Designation Benchmarks Organizations that meet certain benchmarks can be designated as a Level 1, 2 or 3 WellSpots. To find out more about becoming a WellSpot, click on the appropriate WellSpot category below! You can also t ake a WellSpot assessment and find out how close you already are to becoming a WellSpot or download a printable PDF guide to becoming a WellSpot. Select the appropriate organization type: SCHOOLS CHILD CARE CENTERS WORKSITES HOSPITALS RESTAURANTS COLLEGES &...
  • Worksites
    http://wellaheadla.com/WellSpots/WellSpot-Benchmarks/Worksites
    WellSpots Worksites are where many Louisianans spend the majority of their time. As a worksite, you have the ability to significantly improve the lives of your employees by making small healthy changes to bring postive impacts on their health. Our worksite benchmarks are centered on a campus wide tobacco-free policy, and also include focus areas such as: worksite wellness, breastfeeding friendly workplace and education and policies regarding nutrition and physical activity. To learn more about the benchmarks for Worksite WellSpots and to get your Worksite moving Well-Ahead, take the Worksite Assessment ! You can also click here [link to worksite implementation guide] to download a printable PDF guide to becoming a WellSpot. Worksite WellSpot Benchmarks All WellSpots must be designated tobacco-free locations. In addition to being tobacco-free, worksites may meet additional wellness benchmarks. Worksites...
  • Schools
    http://wellaheadla.com/WellSpots/WellSpot-Benchmarks/Schools
    WellSpots Schools can make a major impact in the health of their students and staff. Our school benchmarks are centered on a campus wide tobacco free policy and a school wellness program that includes physical activity and nutrition components for both students and staff. The foundational elements of a good school wellness program are: Establish a School Health Advisory Council (SHAC)/Wellness Committee. Complete an assessment of your school health environment. Create and implement a school wellness policy. To learn more about the benchmarks for School WellSpots and to get your School moving Well-Ahead, take the School Assessment . (hyperlinked to the assessment – 2.3.1) You can also click here [link to school implementation guide] to download a printable PDF guide to becoming a WellSpot. School WellSpot Benchmarks All school WellSpots must be designated tobacco-free locations and have an established SHAC...
  • Hospitals
    http://wellaheadla.com/WellSpots/WellSpot-Benchmarks/Hospitals
    Wellspots Because hospitals touch the lives of so many from such a broad cross-section of local communities, your hospital is in a unique position to be able to have a significant impact on the health behaviors of both staff and patients. Our hospital benchmarks are centered on a campus wide tobacco-free policy as well as worksite wellness programming for staff and health education for patients. To learn more about the benchmarks for hospital WellSpots and to get your hospital moving Well-Ahead, take the Hospital Assessment . (hyperlinked to the assessment) You can also click here [link to hospital implementation guide] to download a printable PDF guide to becoming a WellSpot. Hospital WellSpot Benchmarks All hospital WellSpots must be designated tobacco-free locations. In addition to being tobacco-free, hospitals may meet additional wellness benchmarks. Hospitals Level...
  • On The Go
    http://wellaheadla.com/Living-Well-Ahead/On-The-Go
    To Get Active Find something that you like to do, such as gardening, biking, walking, canoeing, swimming, hiking, running or dancing Take your dog for a walk, they need the exercise too Join a local group or team to play a sport that you enjoy When available, take the stairs everywhere you go Work a little harder at things you already do. We all like a challenge! Start moving while watching T.V. Make exercise a family affair; take the kids out for new activities Be consistent and set a schedule If you have been inactive, always consult your healthcare provider before starting a physical activity program. On The Go On The Go Research shows that any amount of exercise, at any age, is beneficial to overall health. An active lifestyle can reduce your risk of developing heart disease by half, as well as reducing the risk of type 2 diabetes and certain cancers. Consistent exercise regimens can improve...
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